Fredericia Furniture will be one of the complete portfolios of classic and contemporary design furniture, with Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik, rooted in the Danish design tradition.
When Fredericia Furniture bought Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik on 1 October, two of Denmark’s most traditional furniture manufacturers became one.
The Ox Chair of Hans J. Wegner, Spanish Chair of Børge Mogensen, classic settees of Erik Jørgensen and Trinidad Chair of Nanna Ditzel are just some of the iconic Danish designs that will form part of new Furniture of Fredericia.
“There’s a great match between the two brands. Fredericia Furniture has both evolved from a deep design tradition and Erik Jørgensen. We are both safe and well-run and family-owned. We have the same values. We share the same passion for design and artisanship and the ability to produce sustainable and long-term products,” says Fredericia furniture CEO Kaja Møller.
Production will remain in Svendborg, Denmark
The company’s mission is to preserve and implement the production facilities of Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik in Svendborg, Denmark.
‘In the continuous production of high-quality furniture in Denmark, access to well-educated artisans is important. We’ve ever respected the company for that Erik Jørgensen trains some of Scandinavia’s finest craftsmen. This capacity can now be proved and strengthened according to our anticipated activity level rise,” said Fredericia Furniture owner Thomas Graversen.
Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik’s previous owners say about the purchase:
“Erik Jørgensen will remain a part of a local furniture industry until Fredericia Furniture takes over. It’s rewarding that we can move the business with their iconic model collection and internal skills on to a furniture company that we have always valued and that we are closely associated with during a time of sales and income growth,” Niels and Ole Jørgensen say.
One business, two labels
Both Fredericia Furniture concept brands and Erik Jørgensen will continue to be sold as two distinct brands.
“We want to present the collection with the two brands, both in design and on the market,” says Rasmus Graversen, Head of Design & Product Management at Fredericia Furniture.
“While Fredericia and Erik Jørgensen will remain like two brands, the synergies of development, sustainability distribution, and branding will be leveraged. The two brands are based in a single organisation on a shared culture,” he concludes.
About Fredericia Furniture
Fredericia Furniture was founded in 1911 and is renowned for its wood and leather furniture, produced in the long term by the manufacturer Andreas Graversen and the designer Børge Mogensen since 1955. Since the start, in partnership with Nanna Ditzel, Jasper Morrison, Space Copenhagen and Cecilie Manz, the company has built an international reputation for both classic and modern furniture design.
About Møbelfabrik Erik Jørgensen
Saddler and designer Erik Jørgensen formed Erik Jørgensen in 1954. The company has long been the pioneer in the creative Danish design of furniture with particular upholstered furniture knowledge. In collaboration with the best Danish and foreign designers, Hans J. Wegner, Hannes Wettztein, Snøhetta and Monica Förster were also involved.
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